Jussi Parikka and Ahmet Gürata

Salt Ankara

April 7, 2018 14.00

Photo Mustafahazneci Salt 2017 Refik Anadol'un <i>Arşiv Rüyası</i> enstalasyonu, SALT Galata, 2017
Fotoğraf: Mustafa Hazneci (SALT Araştırma ve Programlar)
Archive Dreaming media installation by Refik Anadol at SALT Galata, 2017
Photograph: Mustafa Hazneci (SALT Research and Programs)
From Imaginary Media to Material Culture: What is Media Archaeology?

“Media archaeology is introduced as a way to investigate the new media cultures through insights from past new media, often with an emphasis on the forgotten, the quirky, the non-obvious apparatuses, practices and inventions.” Jussi Parikka, What is Media Archeology?, 2012

Organized by SALT Ankara in collaboration with Bilkent University, Parikka will be in conversation with Ahmet Gürata to discuss the themes of imaginary media, media and materiality, contemporary screen cultures.

Taking place at Ka Fotoğraf Geliştirme Atölyesi, the program will be held in English and is open to all.

Jussi Parikka works at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton and is the author of multiple books about media theory and contemporary culture, including Insect Media (University Of Minnesota Press, 2010), What is Media Archaeology? (Polity, 2012) and A Geology of Media (University of Minnesota Press, 2015).

Ahmet Gürata is currently the acting chair of the Department of Communication and Design at Bilkent University, Ankara. He has published research on the history of Turkish cinema, cross-cultural reception, remakes and documentary in anthologies and journals.